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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Battle the Bear Race Course
This fast, 11.5-mile loop encircles Bear Creek Lake Park and favors those with a taste for speed. Near Morrison, Colorado
Westminster Hills Trail
An extension to the Westminster Hills Loop Trail that is not as used as the front trail. Near Broomfield, Colorado
Horsethief Park Trail
A climbing doubletrack with access to other trails in the area. Near Cripple Creek, Colorado
Mt Carbon Loop
Singletrack that circumnavigates Bear Creek Lake Park. Near Morrison, Colorado
Bear Creek - Dakota Ridge Loop
Suburban singletrack in the heart of Southwest Denver. Near Morrison, Colorado
Pancake Rocks Trail
A singletrack trail, popular with hikers, to Pancake Rocks that is part of Ring the Peak system. Near Cripple Creek, Colorado
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Denver South refers to climbing south of the big smoke with the town of Castle Rock at its center. Castle Rock is a town of about 40,000 people, and it's approximately halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs. For many people Castle Rock is an Outlet shopping center, but for climbers and boulderer's, it is the town closes to Castlewood Canyon and Castlewood Ranch boulders.

At 6128 feet, Castle Rock area can be cold in winter and warm during the summer. However, it is rare day when it is too cold to climb Castlewood Canyon as many of the rocks and boulders are in small gorges and forge sun traps, so as long as it is south-facing, it can be toasty on the coolest of winter days.

Getting There 

The epicenter of Denver South is Castle Rock which straddles I-25 approximately halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs on I-25. If you miss it, you're off to a bad start!


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429 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',15],['3 Stars',74],['2 Stars',204],['1 Star',116],['Bomb',3]

Classic Climbing Routes in Denver South

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Denver South:
Rocket Ship   V1+ 5     Boulder   Fountainbleau area : Fountain Lip Boulder
Up Staged   V2 5+     Boulder   Fountainbleau area : Fountainebleau Boulder
Fountain Lip Traverse   V3+ 6A+     Boulder, 20'   Fountainbleau area : Fountain Lip Boulder
Nine Lives Arete   V4 6B     Boulder   Central City area : Nine Lives Boulder
Cave Direct   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Fountainbleau area : Fountain Lip Boulder
Punani   V7 7A+     Boulder, 20'   Punani Area/North Canyon : Punani Boulder
Little Devil   V12+ 8A+ X     TR, Boulder   Bouldering problems : Miscellaneous Castlewood Bo...
Banana Chimney   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch   Castlewood Canyon SP : The Grocery Store Walls
Hot Fudge   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Castlewood Canyon SP : The Grocery Store Walls
Rat's Nest   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   Castlewood Canyon SP : The Grocery Store Walls
Licorice Stick   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Castlewood Canyon SP : The Grocery Store Walls
Rain Dance   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch   Castlewood Canyon SP : The Grocery Store Walls
Rain Dance Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Castlewood Canyon SP : The Grocery Store Walls
The Iron Maiden   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   Castlewood Canyon SP : The Dungeon
Teething Biscuit   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Castlewood Canyon SP : The Grocery Store Walls
Phalloid Void   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Castlewood Canyon SP : Wendell Spire
Beta Slave   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Castlewood Canyon SP : C-Section
Bozo No No   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   Castlewood Canyon SP : The Grocery Store Walls
Subterfuge   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Castlewood Canyon SP : Sea World a.k.a. Hanson's W...
The Black Streak   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Castlewood Canyon SP : Wendell Spire
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Snow Shoes V4+ 6B+ PG13  Colorado : Denver South : ... : Urban Adventure Boulder
I was informed that route was sent before by Nathaniel Hanson or possibly J. Jager was the FA. Either way, if you know the name of the route, post it in a comment, so I can give the correct info....Sds, make way up to slopers then to pocketish sidepull to right hand crimp. Go up to the top, crimp, jug match, move out to right, gain a high right mantle to finish. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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From: Castle Rock
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40,000 people. Lulz.

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